Asthma has a significant impact on major cities throughout the United States, according to a new research-based ranking by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America , yet most people are not aware of the most common form of asthma -- allergic asthma.
More than 20 million Americans suffer from asthma, and according to the latest research, 10 million suffer specifically from allergic asthma. Recognizing the symptoms of allergic asthma, and testing for the cause will help asthma patients gain better control of their disease.
Understanding allergic asthma
Allergic asthma is the most common form of asthma. Many of the symptoms of allergic and non-allergic asthma are the same (coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath or rapid breathing, and chest tightness). However, allergic asthma is triggered by inhaling allergens such as dust mites, pet dander, pollens, mold, etc. Through a complex reaction, these allergens then cause the passages in the airways of the lungs to become inflamed and swollen. This results in coughing, wheezing and other asthma symptoms.
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